Many people who are new to flight simulation use a mouse and keyboard to control the aircraft, but using these rudimentary controls limits their ability to fly precisely or develop proper coordination. The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick is the perfect accessory to enable realistic control for your flight simulator at an affordable price.
Ideal for practicing in aircraft that feature a center-stick or side-stick control instead of the traditional yoke, the joystick’s ergonomic shape allows your hand to stay comfortable and gives easy access to the primary functions so you can keep your eyes on the horizon. Featuring a 3-axis control stick, 8-way hat switch, 11 programmable buttons, a trigger, and even a throttle control, this joystick has everything you need to take to the virtual skies. The twist function can even control the rudder and ground steering; however, we recommend using rudder pedals for the most realistic setup. A weighted base keeps the joystick stable and firmly in place so you can focus on the task at hand.
If you want to begin exploring flight simulation, this joystick is a must-have.
Written by Karl Winters, Gleim Aviation Editor and Instructor